The study of Ancient Greek focuses mostly on Classical Greek, though we also offer coverage of post-Classical and biblical Greek. Initial emphasis is placed on mastery of the language, but the texts we read, even at the elementary stage, offer a privileged access to Greek literature and culture. Advanced units provide an opportunity for more in-depth study of selected areas of Greek language, literature, history, philosophy, culture and religion. The elementary units also provide a secure foundation for those who wish to read the New Testament.
For more information, visit the Department of Classics and Ancient History website.
To gain a major in Greek, students must complete a minimum of 36 senior credit points of Greek.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Ancient History, Latin